Posts tagged as: earthquake

Turkey rejects Israel’s aid on earthquake aftermath

Turkey rejects Israel’s aid on earthquake aftermath

In an effort to reach out and show compassion and love to its former ally, Israel extended an offer to “any aid they [Turkey] might need”, after a 7.2 magnitude quake had plowed down the eastern area yesterday. “I am under impression the Turks do not want our help,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told [...]

Earthquake in Turkey kills 217, death count still rising

Earthquake in Turkey kills 217, death count still rising

An angry 7.2 magnitude  earthquake hit Southeast Turkey early morning last Sunday, leaving hundreds, and possible thousands feared dead as a joint coup between survivors and emergency workers struggle to rescue victims from the sea of debris and rubble. Death count was initially numbered at 117, now at least 217 were tallied to have died [...]

Earthquake in Washington damage report

Earthquake in Washington damage report

Yesterday at around 1PM, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit about 40 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia, jolting Georgia to northern New England. The aftermath may not be too devastating, but the effects is alarming enough to evacuate 500 residents of two Prince George County apartment buildings and damaging  74  schools at Fairfax County. Chunks of [...]

Japan gets ready for another great earthquake

Japan gets ready for another great earthquake

According to Japan’s Earthquake Research Promotion agency, there is a scary seventy percent chance of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that will hit the country between today and 2040 in the southern Kanto area encircling Tokyo. Scarer still, a ninety percent chance in nearby Ibaraki. Then, the chance of an 8.0-magnitude quake is eighty-seven percent in the Tokai region [...]

Magnitude 5.6 Quake Hits Japan’s Fukushima Plant Region

Magnitude 5.6 Quake Hits Japan’s Fukushima Plant Region

Japan’s nightmares continues Thursday when a 5.6 magnitude shook the Pacific off Honshu, Japan - according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The northeast area is really taking a beating even after it was leveled by a March 11 combo of earthquake and tsunami, that knocked out power at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The epicenter of [...]

Tsunami Alerts Issued After Japan Earthquake

Tsunami Alerts Issued After Japan Earthquake

Tsunami alerts have been issued for Guam, Taiwan, Philippines, Marshall Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia and Hawaii after a 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the east coast of Honshu, Japan, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck 373 km northeast of Tokyo at a depth of 24.4 km. The earthquake [...]

5.1 Earthquake in Oklahoma

5.1 Earthquake in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, an earthquake of magnitude-5.1 hits at the epicenter southeast of Norman. The shaking occurred early Wednesday morning, at 9:06, according to experts, and there were no victims or damage reported. It was like a wake up call for the parents to head to office. The depth was around 3.1 miles deep, so it [...]

Japan 6.3 Earthquake triggers tsunami advisory

Japan 6.3 Earthquake triggers tsunami advisory

A Tsunami Advisory has been issued in southwestern Ryukyu Islands where a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck this evening in Japan, USGS reports. The Japan Meteorological Survey, for Miyakojima and Yaeyama areas, issued the advisory. A tsunami of 0.5 meters (1.6 feet) is expected. The epicenter of the quake was about 70 miles east of Ishigaki-jima, [...]